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Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services employees, Austin Manore and Isaiah Moesch, recently graduated from a four-year indentured lineworker apprentice program offered through Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire and Northwest Technical College in Green Bay, respectively. Manore joined the cooperative May 1, 2018, and Moesch joined the cooperative April 25, 2022

The Electrical Lineworker Apprenticeship Program is a four-year program that requires the completion of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and 640 hours spent in classroom-related instruction. As apprentices, Manore and Moesch completed this training to achieve their status as journey electrical lineworkers.

“We’re proud to have Austin and Isaiah complete their apprenticeships,” said Ristow. “The training and knowledge they have received through their apprenticeships will help them perform highly skilled work on our electric distribution system. We’re proud to have them as part of our cooperative family.”